Hot Takes with your MSU candidates We asked them some spicy questions — 'Hot Ones' style
Jan22

Hot Takes with your MSU candidates We asked them some spicy questions — 'Hot Ones' style

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Critiques of each 2018 MSU presidential candidate Points from all seven platforms get examined
Jan20
MSU Elections 2018: Lindsay D’Souza Platform Critique A lack of detail leaves much to be desired in D’Souza’s platform
Jan20

MSU Elections 2018: Lindsay D’Souza Platform Critique A lack of detail leaves much to be desired in D’Souza’s platform

Lindsay D’Souza’s platform includes eight different pillars, but it remains unclear what new projects she plans to take on. This is especially the case with respect to her points concerning student wellness. Under her student wellness pillar, it is unclear what D’Souza would do in addition to the work that has already been done by other groups on campus. For example, D’Souza says she will introduce case managers to student residences....

MSU Elections 2018: Kyle Pinheiro Platform Critique A lack of consultation weakens Pinheiro's platform
Jan20

MSU Elections 2018: Kyle Pinheiro Platform Critique A lack of consultation weakens Pinheiro's platform

Though Kyle Pinheiro can only achieve the platform points in his “Food” pillar by working with McMaster Students Union and university stakeholders, Pinheiro has yet to consult them. Pinheiro’s first platform point in this pillar is aimed at relocating Mac Bread Bin’s Food Collective Centre to a larger space. Currently, the FCC, the university’s on-campus food bank, operates out of the basement of the Refectory, which is near Bridges...

MSU Elections 2018: Ikram Farah Platform Critique Farah’s platform raises questions of how points would be implemented
Jan20

MSU Elections 2018: Ikram Farah Platform Critique Farah’s platform raises questions of how points would be implemented

In the “Revamping Your Campus” pillar of her platform, Ikram Farah highlights her interest in increasing lighting in low-traffic locations on campus and in student-populated locations off-campus. Farah argues that poor lighting conditions have decreased students’ sense of safety, noting the municipal government’s effort to upgrade street lighting on residential streets in Hamilton. This pillar of Farah’s platform is aimed at pushing...

MSU Elections 2018: Muhammed Aydin Platform Critique Aydin’s Landlord Rating System doesn’t recognize the work already done by the MSU
Jan20

MSU Elections 2018: Muhammed Aydin Platform Critique Aydin’s Landlord Rating System doesn’t recognize the work already done by the MSU

One of Muhammed Aydin’s major platform points involves creating a landlord rating system, which would allow students to rate landlords and act as a measure to promote tenants’ rights. It is clear that Aydin has not checked with the current McMaster Students Union on what they have already done on this front. In his Jan. 17 report to the Student Representative Assembly, MSU vice president (Education) Ryan Deshpande confirmed that the...